As an integral part of France, French Guiana has a republican form of government. People in French Guiana elect two representatives to send to the French National Assembly and one to send to the Senate.
The president of France is French Guiana's head of state and head of government. The president of France appoints a prefect to head the local government in French Guiana, and the people of the region also elect a 19-member general council and a 31-member regional council. Every adult can vote in elections. There is a local court of appeal. As a part of France, French Guiana is also a member of the European Union.